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Twitter starts removing verified status from accounts that violate guidelines

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has announced that it has begun revoking the verified status from some accounts that promote racism and hatred. White supremacists Jason Kessler and Richard Spencer are among the users who no longer have a blue tick mark on their

Twitter increases the length of display name upto 50 characters

By : CIOL Writers

Days after Twitter increased the limit of a tweet, the social media giant has now more than doubled its count for user’s display name length. Earlier the display name was limited to up to 20 characters, but now it has

Twitter stops verifying user accounts amid controversy

By : CIOL Writers

If you have been waiting for your blue tick on Twitter, there’s a bad news for you. Twitter has stopped verifying user accounts saying that the process of giving out blue ticks has created misinterpretation among the users and needs

Twitter officially announces 280 character limit for everyone

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The iconic 140-character limit of Twitter is a thing of past. The company announced that now everyone in the world who has access to Twitter is having a 280-character tweet limit on their Twitter account. The 280-character tweet will now

Donald Trump’s Twitter account deactivated by departing employee

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President of the US Donald Trump‘s personal Twitter account(@realDonaldTrump) was deactivated for a period of 11 minutes last night. Trump’s account disappeared at around 7 pm ET Thursday when visitors to the page were met with the message, “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!” Earlier

Twitter trims down losses and adds 4M users in Q3

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When Twitter reported that it is on the verge of delivering a profitable bottom line, its shares surged by more than 18 percent. Twitter also managed to slim its quarterly losses to just $21 million in Q3 2017 despite a shrink

Twitter sets new guidelines and timeline to fight online abuse

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In the wake of ever-increasing trolls and abuse on its platform, Twitter is committing to a new set of guidelines and timeline to enhance user-experience and safety. “As we said last week, we’re updating our approach to make Twitter a safer place.

Twitter adds ‘Happening Now’ feature to recommend events

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Twitter has launched a new feature called ‘Happening Now’ that showcases tweets about latest events to users on its platform. The feature will begin with sports and gradually expand to other topics such as news and entertainment, as reported by

Twitter doubles its 140-character tweet limit to 280

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In order to let people share their thoughts without any inhibition or limit, Twitter is testing the 280-character limit for tweets. The new character limit is double the previous one. “When people don’t have to cram their thoughts into 140

Twitter testing ‘Lite’ Android app in the Philippines

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After reaching a near saturation point in the developed markets of the world, technology companies are now pruning down their mobile apps to adapt to the low connectivity regions where the data is slow or spotty. After Facebook and Google,

Twitter suspends over 300K accounts promoting terrorism

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Twitter announced that it has suspended over 3,00,000 accounts across the globe linked to terrorism. Of those around 95 percent, accounts were identified by the company’s spam-fighting automation tools. Twitter said about 75% of the blocked accounts this year were

Twitter signs over 35 deals across Asia Pacific region for premium video content

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Social Networking platform, Twitter has announced deals with more than 35 entities over the Asia Pacific region for premium video content. According to a PTI report, Twitter has joined hands with entities like the International Cricket Council(ICC), Filmfare Awards, NDTV and

Twitter testing a new feature to simplify your tweetstorm experience

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140 character tweet limit isn’t always sufficient so people often resort to tweetstorm that lets them chain tweets together into a cohesive bunch and post on the platform. But, unfortunately, the process has been a little cumbersome. Not anymore. Twitter is

Twitter’s Night Mode arrives on the desktop

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Twitter’s Night Mode feature that’s already available on iOS and Android since last year has finally arrived on the web too. The micro-blogging site has enabled night mode on the desktop, so that you don’t strain your eyes while sharing your thoughts after dark. You can now enable night

What’s all the fuss about Twitter’s ‘new’ terms of service?

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Well, it all started with a tweet from one Richard de Nooy who found Twitter’s not so ‘new’ terms of service- unbelievable and grotesque. The particular point in contention here pertains to Twitter’s ability to offer up the use of user-generated content and embedded

Twitter’s live stream will track the solar eclipse across the US

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Because, not every one of us has the privilege to travel to the US and witness the “once-in-a-lifetime celestial event,” in person, Twitter has teamed up with The Weather Channel to live stream next week’s total solar eclipse that will cross the US from

Famed Jeep hackers Charlie Miller & Chris Valasek join GM’s startup ‘Cruise’

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Famed security experts Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek are joining General Motor’s self-driving car company, Cruise. They are famous for remotely hacking a Jeep Grand Cherokee in 2015. Miller and Valasek are reuniting at the autonomous driving start up Cruise

Twitter’s stock tanks as it reports flat user growth in Q2

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Though 2017 started on a promising note for Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s Q2 earnings reveal that Dorsey’s company isn’t in a good shape. The micro-blogging site posted a lower than expected number of monthly active users which stood at 328 million, unchanged

Twitter is going all guns blazing against trolls and abusive users

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Twitter has launched a number of product updates in the last few months to try and curb abuse and trolling on its platform, including changes to its private messaging feature and algorithmic filters to hide abusive posts. And looks like,

Twitter users sue Donald Trump for blocking them

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A group of Twitter users have sued Donald Trump and two White House communication aides for violating their constitutional rights by blocking them from Trump’s personal Twitter account after they criticized the President. The case brought forward by the Knight